At the 2013 Sea Otter Classic Norco bicycles is showing the prototype design for a 2014 Sight Carbon. Taking a similar approach to the alloy version the bike is designed specifically for a 650B/27.5″ wheel but takes on the preferred weight and ride characteristics of carbon fibre. With an estimated 25% frame weight savings over the existing alloy model, this is the lightest 140mm travel bike to date and sets a new precedent in the Trail and All Mountain bike categories. Watch for 3 models to be available in the 2014 model year in addition to the lower priced aluminum models. Prices are estimated to range between $4000 and $7000 for the complete carbon bikes.
The 2014 Sight Carbon carries the flag for Norco’s 27.5”/650B program. Featuring the same dialed frame design as its 2013 predecessor, the 2014 Sight’s short, ultra-stiff rear end, low BB and slack head angle speak to a ride that begs to be ridden fast and inspires the utmost confidence on downs. The brand new proprietary carbon frame delivers the same snappy ride as the celebrated alu version, yet offers significant weight savings and the added strength of carbon. The Sight Carbon destroys technical climbs and absolutely bombs descents, so if you’re ready to be a part of trail riding’s future, step up.